The Ingredient Panel

S2 E06 MSG for you, UMAMI!

June 23, 2021 Linsey Herman, Jill Houk, and Karen Watson Season 2 Episode 6
The Ingredient Panel
S2 E06 MSG for you, UMAMI!
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The Ingredient Panel
S2 E06 MSG for you, UMAMI!
Jun 23, 2021 Season 2 Episode 6
Linsey Herman, Jill Houk, and Karen Watson

We crave "umami", the fifth taste.  Every global cuisine has a source of umami, yet MSG, monosodium glutamate, is seen as a villain in packaged food. Join as as we discuss MSG, the flavor of Umami, and  glutamic acid, which as glutamate is responsible for the delicious flavor that makes everything taste better!

References:
This American Life Episode about the letter that gave birth to Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
Colgate Magazine's Overview of the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Letter/Possible Hoax
Redefining Chinese Restaurant Syndrome in the NY Times
Umami Map of World Cuisine
Fermented Locust Beans

Show Notes

We crave "umami", the fifth taste.  Every global cuisine has a source of umami, yet MSG, monosodium glutamate, is seen as a villain in packaged food. Join as as we discuss MSG, the flavor of Umami, and  glutamic acid, which as glutamate is responsible for the delicious flavor that makes everything taste better!

References:
This American Life Episode about the letter that gave birth to Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
Colgate Magazine's Overview of the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Letter/Possible Hoax
Redefining Chinese Restaurant Syndrome in the NY Times
Umami Map of World Cuisine
Fermented Locust Beans